Teacher Gifts

Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany
Searching for perfect book lovers gifts? Rejoice! Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany, is a love letter to all things bookish. Author Jane Mount brings literary people, places, and things to life through her signature and vibrant illustrations. It's a must-have for every book collection, and makes a wonderful literary gift for book lovers, writers, and more.

Readers of Jane Mount's Bibliophile will delight in:

  • Touring the world's most beautiful bookstores
  • Testing their knowledge of the written word with quizzes
  • Finding their next great read in lovingly curated stacks of books
  • Sampling the most famous fictional meals
  • Peeking inside the workspaces of their favorite authors

  • A source of endless inspiration, literary facts and recommendations: Bibliophile is pure bookish joy and sure to enchant book clubbers, English majors, poetry devotees, aspiring writers, and any and all who identify as book lovers.

    If you have read or own: I'd Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life; The Written World: The Power of Stories to Shape People, History, and Civilization; or How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines; then you will want to read and own Jane Mount's Bibliophile.

    Item No. 9781452167237
    Calm with The Very Hungry Caterpillar
    Carle, Eric
    This beautiful little gift book featuring The Very Hungry Caterpillar provides an easy-to-follow journey to relaxation and mindfulness, perfect for teaching kids and their families about self-care.

    Just stop and breathe . . . How do you feel?

    Join The Very Hungry Caterpillar for a soothing story featuring classic art from the World of Eric Carle. Simple coping mechanisms and peaceful illustrations offer an introduction to processing emotions, all through the power of mindful breathing. Little ones can learn how to handle confusing feelings, regain focus, and be happy. This book is an excellent reminder to take a moment, breathe deep, and smile!

    Item No. 9781524792183
    Emily Winfield Martin Print - Library

    Staff Pick

    One of our most popular prints!

    This image is by Emily Winfield Martin, and is from her "Eleanor" series about a solitary girl and her interior world.

    Available in Small (8" x 10") or Large (11" x 14") sizes

    Item No. EM19
    $22.00 - $36.00
    Frog and Toad Little Book of Big Thoughts
    Lobel, Arnold

    Staff Pick

    Words to Live By!

    Beloved quotes from Frog and Toad are gathered together in this beautiful keepsake book on friendship and life.

    This 48-page jacketed hardcover contains timeless quotes from the inimitable, inseparable pair, together with classic illustrations selected from the original four stories. This lovely volume is perfect at graduation, for birthdays, or just because.

    Celebrate fifty years of Frog & Toad!

    Item No. 9780062983411
    I'd Rather Be Reading Puzzle

    Staff Pick

    Books aren’t just for reading.  This photograph of color-coordinated cloth hardcovers captures the texture and beauty of books. I’d Rather Be Reading 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle from Galison is the perfect gift for puzzle and book lovers!

    - Assembled puzzle size: 20 x 27", 508 x 686 mm

    - 1000 pieces

    - Box: 8 x 8 x 1.5", 203 x 203 x 41 mm

    Item No. 9780735360532
    Library Card Ankle Socks 4-Pack

     Staff Pick

    Library Card ankle socks in a multicolored four pack.

    Product Details

    • Unisex
    • 75% cotton, 10% nylon, 10% polyester, 5% spandex

    Size & Fit

    • Small: Shoe Sizes: 5.5-9/Sock: 9-11
    • Large: Shoe Sizes: 8.5-12/Sock: 10-13
    Item No. SOCKS104702SM
    Library Card Rainbow Socks
    Library Card Rainbow Socks

     Staff Pick

    • Cotton blend
    • Unisex

    Small Size - Sock: 9-11
    Large Size - Sock: 10-13

    Purchase of this pair of socks sends one book to a community in need.

    Item No. 102202SM
    Library Card Socks

     Staff Pick

    The perfect gift for librarians and all book lovers! Unisex cotton blend socks, available in Large (10-13) and Small (9-11) sizes. Purchase of this pair of socks sends one book to a community in need.

    Item No. 100102SM
    Miss Nelson is Missing - Softcover
    Allard, Harry G

     Staff Pick

    The kids in Room 207 take advantage of their teacher's good nature until she disappears and they are faced with a substitute. "Rarely has the golden rule been so effectively interpreted for children." -- Booklist
    Item No. 9780395401460
    Mo Willems Pigeon Silk Scarf
    Mo Willems Pigeon Silk Scarf

    Staff Pick

    An Eric Carle Museum Exclusive!

    Don't Let the Pigeon on the Scarf! This luxurious silk chiffon scarf features iconic Pigeon from Mo Willems' bestselling series. Scarf measures 65" x 16.5". The perfect special gift for educators, librarians and picture book fans!

    Item No. 67134703
    New Kid
    Craft, Jerry

     Staff Pick

    Winner of the Newbery Medal, Coretta Scott King Author Award, and Kirkus Prize for Young Readers' Literature!

    Perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier and Gene Luen Yang, New Kid is a timely, honest graphic novel about starting over at a new school where diversity is low and the struggle to fit in is real, from award-winning author-illustrator Jerry Craft.

    Seventh grader Jordan Banks loves nothing more than drawing cartoons about his life. But instead of sending him to the art school of his dreams, his parents enroll him in a prestigious private school known for its academics, where Jordan is one of the few kids of color in his entire grade.

    As he makes the daily trip from his Washington Heights apartment to the upscale Riverdale Academy Day School, Jordan soon finds himself torn between two worlds--and not really fitting into either one. Can Jordan learn to navigate his new school culture while keeping his neighborhood friends and staying true to himself?

    This middle grade graphic novel is an excellent choice for tween readers, including for summer reading.

    New Kid is a selection of the Schomburg Center's Black Liberation Reading List.

    Plus don't miss Jerry Craft's Class Act!

    Item No. 9780062691194
    Paint Chip Poetry

    Staff Pick

    Composing a poem is easy and fun with this colorful and creative game! Players draw handfuls of paint chips and a prompt card, then rearrange the chips to create spontaneous poems out of the color names, with results that range from profound to hilarious. Created by bestselling author Lea Redmond, this quirky party game is also the perfect way to bust through writer's block.

    400 paint chip cards
    40 prompt cards
    10 variation cards
    Instruction sheet

    Item No. 9781452158808
    Pigeon So Many Books Adult T-Shirt

    Staff Pick

    The Pigeon says it best: "So many books, so little time!"

    Product Details

    • Cotton/poly fitted tee
    • Distressed, softened print
    • Color: indigo

    Each purchase helps to fund literacy programs and book donations to communities in need.

    Item No. B125701XS
    Pin-Pronoun: He/Him

     Staff Pick

    Let 'em know your preference!

    Silver metal pin with black enamel fill. Standard pin back with non-slip black rubber clutch. Measures 1"

    Item No. 21589423
    Pin-Pronoun: She/Her

     Staff Pick

    Silver pronoun lapel pin

    Let 'em know your preference!

    Silver metal pin with black enamel fill. Standard pin back with non-slip black rubber clutch. Measures 1"

    Item No. 73714618
    Pin-Pronoun: They/Them

     Staff Pick

    Let 'em know your preference!

    Silver metal pin with black enamel fill. Standard pin back with non-slip black rubber clutch. Measures 1"

    Item No. 53432043
    Thank you Teacher from VHC
    Carle, Eric
    Show your teachers how much you appreciate them in this colorful book of thanks featuring The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

    Perfect for National Teacher Day, Teacher Appreciation Week, the end of the school year, or just because! This heartwarming gift book is a perfect thank-you gift for teachers everywhere. Using bright and colorful Eric Carle imagery, plus The Very Hungry Caterpillar, this story provides all the reasons why the teachers in our lives are so special and why we’re so thankful for them.
    Show friends and family how much you appreciate them with the Very Hungry Caterpillar's colorful book of thanks.

    Perfect for Thanksgiving or any day of the year, this charming book of pictures is the colorful way to tell loved ones thanks! Featuring art from the World of Eric Carle, this joyful book follows The Very Hungry Caterpillar and celebrates all that makes us most thankful.

    Item No. 9780593226186
    The Phantom Tollbooth T-Shirt

    Staff Pick

    Unisex t-shirt featuring cover image of The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster and Jules Feiffer. Pair it with the book for a great gift! We may even have autographed copies in stock...

    - Cotton/poly fitted tee
    - Distressed, softened print
    - Color: turquoise

    Purchase of this shirt sends one book to a community in need and supports children's literacy initiatives in the U.S.

    Adult Small
    Size: Chest: 36"-38", Length 27"-28"

    Adult Medium
    Size: Chest 40-42", Length 28-29"

    Adult Large
    Size: Chest: 44-46" Length: 29-30"

    Adult XL
    Size: Chest: 47-49" Length 30-31"

    Adult XXL
    Size: Chest: 50-52" Length: 31-32"

    Item No. B111402SM
    You Matter
    Robinson, Christian

     Staff Pick

    A New York Times bestseller!
    Five starred reviews!

    Named Best Book of the Year by Barnes & Noble, The New York Times/New York Public Library, Publishers Weekly, and School Library Journal

    They All Saw a Cat meets The Important Book in this sensitive and impactful picture book about seeing the world from different points of view by Caldecott and Coretta Scott King Honoree Christian Robinson.

    In this full, bright, and beautiful picture book, many different perspectives around the world are deftly and empathetically explored--from a pair of bird-watchers to the pigeons they're feeding. Young readers will be drawn into the luminous illustrations inviting them to engage with the world in a new way and see how everyone is connected, and that everyone matters.

    Item No. 9781534421691
    You Tried Gold Star Pin
    Adam Kurtz

    Staff Pick

    A reminder to try your best and to celebrate trying even when things don't work out the way you expected.

    Here's a gold star. You deserve it. It's a little bit wonky, but hey, at least you tried. No one's perfect and this little gold star certainly isn't either!

    1" gold pin with black enamel fill. Standard pin back with non-slip black rubber clutch.

    Item No. 14326567